I just got a question in the review queue that, though poor, I thought was potentially salvageable via editing. However when I clicked the Edit button I got the deleted post error. Since the post was gone, I clicked I'm Done (what is there do do with a deleted post?) only to get the review audit failed message instead.

The current behavior is also problematic in that, now that I know about it, it's a risk-free way to check if a question is an audit and not an actual review. That allows me or anyone else who knows about it to detect audits without having to recognize that the question is bad.

  • "what is there do do with a deleted post?" -- F5. Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05
  • @JanDvorak don't you need to click I'm done/etc for the review to count? Aug 19, 2013 at 11:33
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    This is probably a bug; at the very least getting a deleted post error by clicking Edit shouldn't activate the "I'm Done" button.
    – Toomai
    Aug 19, 2013 at 12:13
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    What? Unexpected behavior in the Review queue? STOP THE PRESSES! Aug 19, 2013 at 12:21
  • @CodyGray Is this an indication that I'm not doing enough reviews? :) Aug 19, 2013 at 12:23
  • Possibly related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/217781/…
    – Shog9
    Mar 13, 2014 at 23:08
  • Also possibly related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/169989/…
    – Shog9
    Mar 13, 2014 at 23:09
  • At least for the audit queues I have access to, I don't think that always holds, I often OPEN the question or answer myself in another tab to gain additional context and usually find them to be "old" questions. That said I only have first post and late-answer rev queue's currently. But even trying to edit them often passes the audit. This might relate here.
    – UpAndAdam
    May 9, 2014 at 19:52
  • I always open in a new tab, and that doesn't pass the audit, if you left click on the edit it passes, but not if you right click and open in a new tab, and I only do that because when I want to come back to the review it messes up sometimes, probably not much help.
    – Malachi
    May 12, 2014 at 16:26
  • @Laura One of the related questions linked to from mine should also be tagged as status-completed since it reported the same problem: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/169989/… The second might be fixed too, but since that involved opening in a different tab I'm not sure if it was fixed too or not. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/217781/… Oct 29, 2014 at 15:30

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This has been fixed. I got another one of these a minute ago. I attempted to edit and got the message that I'd passed the review audit and displaying the question as closed. When I clicked the link to show it outside of review I got the question deleted page.enter image description here

  • About time, huh?
    – Malachi
    Dec 16, 2014 at 15:18

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